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Modi congratulates new Malaysian PM

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Modi on Monday congratulated new Malaysian over telephone, an said.

"Modi conveyed his good wishes for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Malaysia," the (PMO) said in a statement.

"He stated that the close and mutually beneficial India-ties are based on the strong foundation of shared values, interests and vibrant people-to-people relations," it stated.

"The Prime Minister said that he looked forward to working with Prime Minister to further strengthen India-strategic partnership."

Last week, Mahathir, who governed for more than two decades became, at the age of 92, became the world's oldest elected leader.

He came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to take on and beat former protege His historic win ousted the coalition, which had been in power since independence in 1957.

is an important member of the (Asean) regional bloc with which has been increasing its engagements under New Delhi's Act East Policy.

The country is also home to around 2.7 million people of Indian origin.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 22:28 IST